Raintree County (1957) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Millard Kaufman, Thomas D. Tannenbaum and David Lewis.
Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Elizabeth Taylor||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: William A. Horning, Urie McCleary; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Hugh Hunt||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Walter Plunkett||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Johnny Green||Nominated|
Raintree County (1957)By Beatrice on Jul 23, 2016 From Flickers in Time
Raintree County Directed by Edward Dmytryck Written by Millard Kaufman from a novel by Ross Lockridge Jr. 1957/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental Epic-length melodramas aren’t my thing. This one is just tedious despite Liz Taylor’s?Oscar-nominated performance as a ... Read full article
Raintree CountyBy RBuccicone on May 13, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies
Raintree County (1957) ???? Raintree County marked a significant point in the career of Montgomery Clift, although not a positive one. It was a box office hit because people flocked to the theater to compare the before and after images of the face of a man who had been disfigured?in a car accident d... Read full article
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John Wickliff Shawnessy: I do all three at the same time.
Susanna Drake: Johnny, I had to come back. I'm going to have a baby.
John Wickliff Shawnessy: [People are gathering in the town center] What's going on here?
Ellen Shawnessy: You haven't heard? They've attacked Fort Sumter. It means war sure as anything.
T.D. Shawnessy: I'm not so sure. Now, say what you will, Americans will never fight each other. We'll settle our difficulties peacefully.
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This film was the first to be photographed in the MGM Camera 65 process; the second was Ben-Hur. Later, the process was renamed Ultra Panavision 70. It involved using a 65mm negative with the addition of lenses that applied a 1.25 X anamorphic squeeze. When projected, the aspect ratio would be 2.21:1 X 1.25 = 2.76:1. However, around 1957 theaters were still showing Around the World in Eighty Days, which forced MGM to release this film only on 35mm anamorphic prints, with an aspect ratio of 2.55:1. MGM used the older CinemaScope format because it allowed for the inclusion of four-track magnetic audio, in contrast to the mono-only audio offered by 2.35:1 optical soundtrack prints.
At the time of its release, it held the (dubious) honor of being the most expensive film ever made.
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